Most often in onscreen romance, it’s pretty apparent that the situation is contrived, forced, and occasionally awkward. After all, everyone knows that romance doesn’t really work the way it does in the movies, right? Even with that certainty, every now and then you’ll run across an onscreen couple that makes you wonder whether their affection reflects reality, and makes you think that maybe love really does look and feel like it does in the movies. With that in mind, we here at Goliath have rounded up 10 of the best onscreen couples we could think of, and distilled them into one list that’s full of excellent chemistry, iconic romantic moments, and even a song or two.
10. Homer and Marge (The Simpsons)
There’s little doubt that Homer and Marge Simpson are one of television history’s most adorable onscreen couples; they’ve been together for more than 25 years, and there hasn’t been a moment when it wasn’t apparent that the two were destined for each other. Who cares if they’re animated? If ever there was onscreen love, this is what it looks like (it’s gotta be love, considering all of Homer’s shenanigans Marge has had to put up with over the years). And we’re big believers that Marge and Homer would make it in the real world as well, even though it’s a certainty that Homer would’ve been fired from his position at the nuclear plant many years ago (there’s no reset button in real life, folks).